Encaustic Minis 2016

Series 2

These small encaustic paintings are done on 4x4 in. heavyweight illustration boards and each are mounted on a signed 6x6 acid-free matboard. The illustration boards are made of 100% cotton fiber, acid-free paper.

Images in these paintings are drawn from a Chinese painting manual called “Manual of the Mustard Seed Garden” compiled during the early Qing Dynasty in the late 1600s. One technique I employed in most of the pieces is wood glue burning. It’s what gives the paintings that rich amber color.

“There is beauty in the migration of the birds, the ebb and flow of the tides, the folded bud ready for the spring. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after the winter.” – Rachel Carson

"N.009" Encaustic Painting, 2016
"Sweet May Morning" Encaustic Painting, 2016

Sweet May Morning, 2016

"Welcome the Spring" Encaustic Painting, 2016

Welcome the Spring, 2016

"Charming" Encaustic Painting, 2016

Charming, 2016

"Pleasant Season" Encaustic Painting, 2016

Pleasant Season, 2016

"The Morrow Morn" Encaustic Painting, 2016

The Morrow Morn, 2016

"Unheard Melodies" Encaustic Painting, 2016

Unheard Melodies, 2016

"The Savannah" Encaustic Painting, 2016

The Savannah, 2016

"Dear Friend" Encaustic Painting, 2016

Dear Friend, 2016

"In Celestial Light" Encaustic Painting, 2016

In Celestial Light, 2016

"Awakened Earth" Encaustic Painting, 2016

Awakened Earth, 2016

"N.009" Encaustic Painting, 2016

Thorns of Life, 2016

"N.009" Encaustic Painting, 2016

The Life of Things, 2016

"And Whence It Flows" Encaustic Painting, 2016

And Whence It Flows, 2016

"Silent Creek" Encaustic Painting, 2016

Silent Creek, 2016

"Music in My Heart" Encaustic Painting, 2016

Music in My Heart, 2016

"Untamed" Encaustic Painting, 2016

Untamed, 2016

"Heaven Smiles" Encaustic Painting, 2016

Heaven Smiles, 2016

"In Thankful Blessedness" Encaustic Painting, 2016

In Thankful Blessedness, 2016

"Sweet May Morning" Encaustic Painting, 2016

Sweet May Morning, 2016

encaustic, pastel, carbon on paper
shown in an 9x9 frame
sold

"Welcome the Spring" Encaustic Painting, 2016

Welcome the Spring, 2016

encaustic, pastel, carbon on paper
shown in an 9x9 in. frame
sold

"Charming" Encaustic Painting, 2016

Charming, 2016

encaustic, pastel, glue, carbon on paper
shown in an 9x9 in. frame
sold

"Pleasant Season" Encaustic Painting, 2016

Pleasant Season, 2016

encaustic, pastel, glue, carbon on paper
shown in an 9x9 frame
sold

"The Morrow Morn" Encaustic Painting, 2016

The Morrow Morn, 2016

encaustic, pastel, glue, carbon on paper
shown in an 9x9 frame
sold

"Unheard Melodies" Encaustic Painting, 2016

Unheard Melodies, 2016

encaustic, pastel, carbon on paper
shown in an 9x9 frame
sold

"The Savannah" Encaustic Painting, 2016

The Savannah, 2016

encaustic, glue, carbon on paper
shown in an 9x9 frame
sold

"Dear Friend" Encaustic Painting, 2016

Dear Friend, 2016

encaustic, glue, carbon on paper
shown in an 9x9 frame
sold

"In Celestial Light" Encaustic Painting, 2016

In Celestial Light, 2016

encaustic, glue, carbon on paper
shown in an 9x9 frame
– available –

"Awakened Earth" Encaustic Painting, 2016

Awakened Earth, 2016

encaustic, pastel, glue, caron on paper
shown in an 9x9 frame
– available –

"Thorns of Life" Encaustic Painting, 2016

Thorns of Life, 2016

encaustic, glue, carbon on paper
shown in a 9x9 frame
– available –

"The Life of Things" Encaustic Painting, 2016

The Life of Things, 2016

encaustic, glue, carbon on paper
shown in a 9x9 frame
– available –

"And Whence It Flows" Encaustic Painting, 2016

And Whence It Flows, 2016

encaustic, pastel, glue, caron on paper
shown in an 9x9 frame
– available –

"Silent Creek" Encaustic Painting, 2016

Silent Creek, 2016

encaustic, pastel, glue, carbon on paper
shown in an 9x9 frame
sold

"Music in My Heart" Encaustic Painting, 2016

Music in My Heart, 2016

encaustic, pastel, glue, caron on paper
shown in an 9x9 frame
– available –

"Untamed" Encaustic Painting, 2016

Untamed, 2016

encaustic, pastel, glue, carbon on paper
shown in an 9x9 frame
sold

"Heaven Smiles" Encaustic Painting, 2016

Heaven Smiles, 2016

encaustic, pastel, glue, carbon on paper
shown in an 9x9 frame
sold

"In Thankful Blessedness" Encaustic Painting, 2016

In Thankful Blessedness, 2016

encaustic, pastel, glue, carbon on paper
shown in an 9x9 frame
sold

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